DermMedica - Kelowna, BC

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Conveniently located to serve Kelowna, BC.

Treatment Options

Belkyra™ for Double Chins

We will help you reduce the fat deposit so you can feel more confident in your appearance.

Book a consultation with us today!

Before & After Gallery

Just like skin, results may vary. These pictures (of our awesome, real-life clients!) help you see what is possible and set a realistic expectation.

We’d love to get to know you, learn more about your goals, and see what treatment options would suit you best.

With Belkyra For Double Chin You Can

Rediscover Your True Look at DermMedica

Belkyra is a naturally occurring chemical (deoxycholate) that can help shrink fat deposits by permanently eliminating fat cells.

Any patient with troublesome fat deposits, particularly under the chin, back of the shoulder, front of the shoulder and other areas where fat accumulates more than desired, may be a good candidate for Belkyra.

What Is Belkyra?

This type of medication has been around for many years and Dr. Crippen has been using it for almost a decade to reduce pockets of fat on areas of the body. It is composed of Deoxycholic Acid, a synthetic non-animal chemical that can disrupt the cell membrane of cells so that they die and are then naturally eliminated by the body. Deoxycholate is found naturally in our own bodies to break down the foods we eat. The product we inject is indistinguishable from what is found circulating in our own bodies.

Expected BELKYRA Recovery

Most patients will experience some swelling in the next few days, which varies in amount from person to person. Also, small areas of bruising can be common due to the injection process. You can return to normal activities immediately after the procedure.

Generally, we see results within a few weeks for some patients and longer than a month for others. Again, results vary between patients and cannot be anticipated beforehand, but we have a great deal of experience, and it has been universally effective for treating a fatty double chin.

The Belkyra / Kybella Procedure

Allergan’s Belkyra® procedure is very simple and fast, and can be used to correct issues very precisely. We assess and identify the area to be specifically targeted, then a thin sheet with coloured dots are placed on the skin. The sheet is then moistened with water and these small dots are transferred to the skin temporarily. (They are wiped away immediately afterwards). We then inject Belkyra in a very systematic and precise fashion into the fat pocket. The sculpting is then complete and you can go back to your normal activities immediately.

The injections work by dissolving the protein membranes around fat cells, allowing them to collapse and be disposed of naturally by the body. All you’ll feel is the injections themselves, which are applied with a very small needle to the area. Overall, it takes only a few minutes, and your appointment will likely fall well under an hour. Follow-up treatments are booked right away so we can monitor progress and assess the need for another session. Usually 2 to 4 sessions are required depending on the amount of fat to be removed.

There are usually no side effects to the correction of chin fat beyond bruising and swelling that will require any recovery time. You’ll be able to walk out immediately after it’s over. You should expect minor soreness in the injection spots, some bruising and swelling, but usually not enough that you’ll have difficulty moving your neck or head. Everyone responds in a unique way, so it’s always best to talk to a qualified and well-trained physician like Dr. Crippen about your options.

Dr. Crippen Performing a Corrective Belkyra Treatment

Belkyra™ Treatments in Kelowna, BC

As of Feb 1, 2016, Belkyra (also known as Kybella injectable and Deoxycholic Acid in the US), has just recently joined the list of options available in Canada. It’s a non-invasive alternative to liposuction that specifically targets the stubborn areas (called submental fat) that rests on the underside of the chin.

This quick, non-invasive procedure restores a younger look to your face and is effective at targeting areas that even diet and exercise cannot eliminate. Dr. Crippen was among the first Canadian physicians to be trained to offer it at the product launch on January 30, 2016 in Toronto.

woman receiving belkyra chin injection

Treatment Spotlight:

Double Chin Reduction With Belkyra

Helping men and women achieve the skin they’ve always wanted has always been our goal, so we are very excited that we can bring this new option to our clients.

Double chins are a very common problem, and one that our clients claim affects their personal and professional relationships. Many people erroneously believe that double chins can only be the result of lifestyle choices. The truth is that this condition does not necessarily have anything to do with body weight. It can happen because of genetics, age and other factors beyond our control.

For whatever reason this problem develops, correction is nearly impossible without professional assistance. Even falling below an ideal body weight may not alter the size or location of second chins. Fortunately, our new sculpting treatment doesn’t even require surgery.

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Services & Treatments Offered

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“Fantastic Job!”

"I have had the pleasure of seeing Dr. Crippen for awhile now, he does botox injections for me every 3 months. I was very nervous at first, but the staff and Dr. Crippen made me feel at ease right away. He is a wonderful Doctor, very caring and does a fantastic job. I highly recommend Dr. Crippen. Staff is also excellent!!! Thank you." – Harold Elliot

“Surprised How Easy It Was!”

"I had excellent results with a Coolsculpting operation at this clinic. Dr. Crippen took me through everything I wanted to know before we started, and I was still surprised at how easy it was. It took a little longer than I would have liked for the results to kick in, but I didn’t change anything and I lost weight." – Ami Hamann

“Highly Recommend”

"I have had the pleasure of seeing Dr. Crippen for a while now, he does botox injections for me every 3 months. I was very nervous at first, but the staff and Dr. Crippen made me feel at ease right away. He is a wonderful Doctor, very caring, and does a fantastic job. I highly recommend Dr. Crippen. The staff is also excellent!!! Thank you." – LK

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Fellow of the American Society of Laser Medicine and Surgery

Meet Dr. Craig Crippen
MD CCFP FCFP

Born and raised in Ottawa Ontario, Dr. Crippen has attended three Canadian universities and obtained four educational titles including his Doctor of Medicine (M.D.). Since graduating in 2001, Dr. Crippen has continued to expand his knowledge, focusing his practice in the fields of Medical Dermatology, Vein, Laser & Cosmetic Medicine.

After receiving his M.D. from the University of Western Ontario in 2001, Dr. Crippen then completed his specialty training in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba over the next two years. He has worked extensively in public and private medicine since 2003, but in response to rising demand, Dr. Crippen has devoted his practice exclusively to both medical & cosmetic skin care procedures/treatments at his clinic.